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Based on 17 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    If it seems to have the ingredients of an after-school special, the performances take it to another level. Gut level. show more

  • 63
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    An honest, plainspoken and unsentimental movie. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Has the schematic feel of a disease-of-the-week TV movie, but the connections made between jazz and the minds that produce it turns the film into something much more intimate and compelling. show more

  • 88
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Reveals real feelings. show more

  • 75
    Hannah Brown New York Post

    Sounds bleak, but turns out to be an absorbing and lively film. show more

  • 63
    John Petrakis Chicago Tribune

    Works better as a sociological study than as a gripping drama. show more

  • 63
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Laura's histrionics sometimes seem forced, and Hines has to struggle to be the heel the screenplay sometimes asks him to be. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    Not entirely persuasive, not entirely schmaltzy, "The Tic Code" is one of those well-meant dramatizations... that mysteriously made it all the way to a theater near you. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Preachy and predictable, an afterschool special in all but name. show more

  • 75
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Badly lit and at times, awkwardly inspirational, yet there's real feeling in it, especially when the movie suggests that Tourette's syndrome is every bit as pure an expression of the spirit as it is a ''disorder.'' show more

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